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RangeMinString - script and chart function

RangeMinString() returns the first value in the text sort order that it finds in the expression or field.


RangeMinString(first_expr[, Expression])

Return data type: string


The argument of this function may contain inter-record functions which in themselves return a list of values.

  • first_expr: The expression or field containing the data to be measured.
  • Expression: Optional expressions or fields containing the range of data to be measured. Multiple additional expressions can be used.

Examples and results:  

Examples Results
RangeMinString (1,2,4)

Returns 1

RangeMinString ('xyz','abc')

Returns 'abc'
RangeMinString (5,'abc') Returns 5
RangeMinString (null( ))

Returns NULL

Example: (using expression)

RangeMinString (Above(MinString(MyField),0,3))

Returns the first (in text sort order) of the three results of the MinString(MyField) function evaluated on the current row and two rows above the current row.

Tip noteDisable sorting of MyField to ensure that example works as expected.
Example expression output
MyField RangeMinString(Above(MinString(MyField),0,3))


abc 10
8 8
def 8
xyz 8
9 9

Data used in examples:










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